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Ask the Expert with Koch: The Value of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Michael J. Donovan, Mar 14, 2017.

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  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    Do you know what to look for in a bag of fertilizer? With rising operating costs and tighter budgets, turning to enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) products could help move your lawn care business forward — and set you apart from your competition. Not sure where to start? Get your questions answered by the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in our latest Ask the Expert event. Koch experts will be live on LawnSite for a two-hour Q&A session to answer questions about enhanced efficiency fertilizers. Stay tuned until the end of the event: Participants will be invited to receive a FREE downloadable handbook on enhanced efficiency fertilizers.

    Who?
    Eric Miltner, agronomist with Koch Turf & Ornamental and Paul McDonough, national account manager for Koch Turf & Ornamental

    When?
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    What Time?
    12-2 p.m. ET

    Where?
    Here! Bookmark this thread and join the experts from Koch Turf & Ornamental right here for the live chat event.

    As the largest online community for landscaping professionals, LawnSite invites you to the latest installment of Ask the Expert, where you can get advice from industry experts in a live Q&A forum, brought to you by Koch Turf & Ornamental.

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    Create your free account now.
     
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  2. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 3,759

    Hello and welcome to the LawnSite Ask the Expert event, sponsored by Koch Turf & Ornamental. You must be a registered member to participate in today’s Ask the Expert event. Click here to create your free account now. Also, please remember to refresh the page to stay updated with the comments on the thread.

    These live Q&A sessions are a chance to get your questions answered by leading green industry experts. Today, we’re honored to have Paul McDonough and Eric Miltner of Koch Turf & Ornamental here for a two-hour session on enhanced efficiency fertilizers. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the entire Ask the Expert session: Before we conclude our session today, participants will be invited to receive a FREE downloadable handbook on enhanced efficiency fertilizers by Koch Turf & Ornamental.

    Paul McDonough is a National Account Manager for Koch Turf & Ornamental. Paul has been in the green industry for 40 years with lawn and landscape service companies and supplier organizations. In the years with the lawn and landscape service companies, he has been a landscape laborer, a lawn service technician and he worked in management at the branch and regional levels. On the supplier side working for both manufacturing and distribution companies, Paul has been a territory sales representative, a national account manager and a sales vice president.

    Eric Miltner is an Agronomist with Koch Turf & Ornamental. He coordinates field research and provides technical support on fertilizer technology and use both within Koch Agronomic Services and externally with customers, turfgrass managers and other industry interests. Dr. Miltner earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University, B.S.A. and M.S. degrees at the University of Georgia, and is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) through the American Society of Agronomy.

    Welcome, Paul and Eric.
     
  3. Eric Miltner

    Eric Miltner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Hi everybody. Looking forward to fielding your questions on fertilizers and turfgrass fertilization.
     
  4. Paul McDonough

    Paul McDonough LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Welcome and hello - looking forward to this interaction
     
  5. BioPac'r

    BioPac'r Sponsor
    from USA
    Messages: 19

    What's the difference between the normal bagged fertilizer and enhanced efficiency fertilizer?
     
  6. Daniel Dubuc

    Daniel Dubuc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi what is the best type of granular Nitrogen to start the season in Montreal area ?
     
  7. Eric Miltner

    Eric Miltner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    An Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer (EEF) is defined as a fertilizer that results in increased nutrient uptake by plants and decreased nutrient losses to the environment, compared to a "reference" product such as urea or ammonium sulfate. Any packaged fertilizer could contain an EEF.
     
  8. Paul McDonough

    Paul McDonough LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Would recommend using a urea or ammonium sulfate based product with at least 50% EEF - XCU would be one good choice.
     
  9. BioPac'r

    BioPac'r Sponsor
    from USA
    Messages: 19

    So them what's the difference between EEF and slow release nitrogen?
     
  10. Eric Miltner

    Eric Miltner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Slow release is one type of EEF. There are 2 other types: Stabilized Nitrogen, and Controlled Release (polymer coated).

    There are many products that have been around for along time that are classified as EEFs. EEF is a relatively new term (2009). It is an umbrella term that covers several different types of fertilizers.
     
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